I have an Advent Roma 2000 laptop running W7 Home Premium. It's just over 2 years old, so unfortunately is out of warranty. Recently it decided to stop booting up. It powers on ok, and shows the Advent "splash" screen, but that's about it. It won't launch Windows - instead the screen goes black.
I have tried the F options for recovery boot or setup - neither of these work. The BIOS option does, and the hard drive is recognised.
Firstly, I would appreciate some advice on how to tell for sure whether the issue is the hard drive.
Secondly, assuming it is, I would be grateful for some ideas on what to do next.